Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    53.4 taken at fine leg. Elgar started to lose his concentration against the short one last over. And Markram showed how difficult it was to get the pull shot away just one ball ago. Still, he takes this short one on with a pul. It's a top-edge that dips on fine leg who does well to watch it closely and hold on 243/1
    58.4 After pushing Markram back with a volley of short balls, he floors the middle stump with a very full inswinger. The opener, however, walks back to a rousing reception. Rubel spears it in at 140.2ks and storms through the defences of a crease-bound Markram. Genuine wicket-taking delivery from Rubel. Bangladesh need more of these 276/2
    132
    254
    163
    17
    0
    80.98
    113.6 Amla, standing on leg stump, shuffles across off. He misses a full, straight ball. Would you believe it? Roy pegs the middle stump back. Amla's average drops below 50 535/4
    61.2 Roy strikes again. He follows the full one with a back-of-a-length delivery wide outside off. He finds some extra bounce to graze the top edge. Bavuma slashes away from the body and snicks it behind to the keeper 288/3
    not out
    135
    241
    181
    15
    0
    74.58
    not out
    28
    27
    27
    2
    2
    103.70
    Extras
    15 (b 4, lb 2, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    573/4d (120 Overs, RR: 4.77, 508 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-243 (D Elgar, 53.4 ov), 2-276 (AK Markram, 58.4 ov), 3-288 (T Bavuma, 61.2 ov), 4-535 (HM Amla, 113.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mustafizur Rahman25311304.5221
    Subashis Roy29311834.0610
    Rubel Hossain22111315.1310
    Soumya Sarkar502104.2000
    Taijul Islam27014505.3700
    Mahmudullah923503.8800
    Mominul Haque10606.0000
    Sabbir Rahman201608.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    17.3 outside edge, taken by de Kock. Low to his left as this dips on him. Good catch. And you don't have to take a guess at how the ball got there. Back of a length ball, wide outside off stump and it's a slashing bat at it, away from his body. 61/5
    6.4 Sarkar has been bowled around the legs. Sarkar has been pushed back by a volley of short balls. He sits back, then shuffles across, to this good length ball. He plays all around it, and watches it hit the leg stump 13/1
    9.4 is that a glove? Yes! Gets this to climb at his ribs, at a leg stump line. He fends at it, unlike the couple of leaves so far down leg side. It's too quick for him, and his jump isn't enough to help him. Tickled to de Kock 26/2
    11.5 he's taken it! Bavuma has actually pulled this off at gully! I don't think he can believe it either. Back of a length outside off stump, stabs away from the body again and this time it flies off the face of the bat to Bavuma's right. He picks this up slightly late and therefore has to go with one hand. It's behind him when he pouches it and then tumbles to adjust for the momentum and hold on. He stares at the ball, then at the cordon, then at the ball - all this in no time. Stunning. 36/3
    14.2 he's gone next ball! Oh they keep chasing away from the body. Nicks through to de Kock. Back of a length, wide outside off stump. It's not a cut, and certainly isn't a drive off the back foot. Feels for it and it's easy for the keeper. Says no to the review as he walks past Kayes 49/4
    38.6 Rabada returns and nabs Liton. Hip-high short ball on off stump, Liton aims to pull it over square leg. Instead, he skies a top edge. Faf settles under it at second slip 143/8
    19.3 chips it straight to extra cover. Full ball, tempts him outside off stump. Might have been slight shape away too. He goes after it with a drive and bunts it off the bottom of the bat, straight to Parnell 65/6
    31.2 Nip-backer from Olivier. He bursts through the gate of Taijul. Back of a length, angling in, curving in sharply from around the wicket. Taijul dares to drive with a big bat-pad gap. Olivier clatters through it and knocks out the off stump. Bangladesh seven down 115/7
    42.5 Rabada claims a five-wicket haul - his sixth in 22 Tests - and wraps up Bangladesh for 147. Rubel backs away outside leg. This is an inch-perfect middle-stump yorker from Rabada. Bam! No shame in missing that. Even a genuine batsman would have cleaned up 147/10
    39.3 A big appeal for a catch in front of the wicket. Not given by umpire Dharmasena. De Kock is keen on a review. Elgar was keen as well. Faf goes for it. Pushed through quicker, starts outside off and breaks back in. Mustafiz prods at it and offers up a bat-pad catch to Markram forward short leg. There's a deflection, and Mustafiz has to go. Maharaj enters the wickets column 143/9
    not out
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    15
    9
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    22.22
    Extras
    3 (lb 3)
    TOTAL
    147 all out (42.5 Overs, RR: 3.43, 207 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Soumya Sarkar, 6.4 ov), 2-26 (Mominul Haque, 9.4 ov), 3-36 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 11.5 ov), 4-49 (Mahmudullah, 14.2 ov), 5-61 (Imrul Kayes, 17.3 ov), 6-65 (Sabbir Rahman, 19.3 ov), 7-115 (Taijul Islam, 31.2 ov), 8-143 (Liton Das, 38.6 ov), 9-143 (Mustafizur Rahman, 39.3 ov), 10-147 (Rubel Hossain, 42.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    K Rabada13.543352.3800
    D Olivier1234033.3300
    WD Parnell713615.1400
    KA Maharaj52711.4000
    AL Phehlukwayo512805.6000
  • BATSMEN
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    15.3 has he been strangled down the leg side? De Kock goes up as do the rest of South Africa and the umpire upholds their appeal. Short of a length, looks for a tuck off the hips but Kayes gets an edge through to the keeper 63/3
    4.2 taken at second slip. It's that shot again. That unambitious prod outside off stump, the nervous response on the front foot after all the anxiety on the back. This one is good length, outside off stump, and he's playing away from the body with no feet. Faf falls to his right and snaps it in front of first slip 13/1
    8.5 holes out to deep square leg. Probably instinct to go after the short one after copping one on the helmet. This cramps him at chest height and he swipes it straight to the fielder who is 15 yards in from the boundary 29/2
    23.4 error in judgement from Mushfiqur. Lets one go but has worn it on the pad. Top delivery from Parnell, though. Mushfiqur wasn't entirely wrong in letting it go. Like the previous deliveries, this one's angled across. Pitches on a length around middle and leg. Mushfiqur plants the front foot across and lifts his bat but the ball nips in ever-so-slightly very late to hit the pad. Mushfiqur opts for a review. Replays show that the impact is in line and the ball would have just about clipped off stump so the umpire's call remains 92/4
    33.6 big dive to the left from Elgar at gully and that is Rabada's 100th Test wicket. Back of a length and wide outside off. It rises off the pitch as he shapes to drive it off the back foot and in the end he's forced to reach out with hard hands. Slices it and Elgar gets both hands as he flies to the left 139/6
    32.5 shoulders arms and loses off stump. He took it away from the corridor for quite a while and Liton was happy to leave. But this one is angled in and hits the top of off stump. Well set up from the seamer 135/5
    36.6 taken at second slip. Good, disciplined bowling. Back of a length in the corridor, late movement away and he pokes at it. Nice healthy edge, a bit of a stretch for Faf at slip, but all too easy in the end 145/7
    37.2 leg stump out of the floor and out for a spin! Back of a length outside off stump, stabs at it away from the body, half looking to get out of the line. Big inside edge onto leg stump 145/8
    39.2 yorker at middle stump and eventually one would sneak through. Smashes the stumps as he looks to slice it. That's ten wickets in the match for Rabada 156/9
    not out
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    25
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    120.00
    42.4 bowled. Goes full and straight, Mustafizur looks to swiped it over midwicket and misses. Leg stump thumped comprehensively 172/10
    Extras
    7 (lb 6, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    172 all out (f/o) (42.4 Overs, RR: 4.03, 221 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Soumya Sarkar, 4.2 ov), 2-29 (Mominul Haque, 8.5 ov), 3-63 (Imrul Kayes, 15.3 ov), 4-92 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 23.4 ov), 5-135 (Liton Das, 32.5 ov), 6-139 (Mahmudullah, 33.6 ov), 7-145 (Sabbir Rahman, 36.6 ov), 8-145 (Taijul Islam, 37.2 ov), 9-156 (Rubel Hossain, 39.2 ov), 10-172 (Mustafizur Rahman, 42.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    K Rabada1113052.7200
    D Olivier1113913.5400
    KA Maharaj613005.0000
    WD Parnell503116.2000
    AL Phehlukwayo9.423633.7201

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to field first

Series result

South Africa won the 2-match series 2-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

6,7,8 October 2017 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 6 Oct - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 428/3 (HM Amla 89*, F du Plessis 62*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 7 Oct - day 2 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 7/0 (Imrul Kayes 6*, Soumya Sarkar 1*, 1.2 ov)
  • Sun, 8 Oct - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 172 (42.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • BCB 'concerned' by Mushfiqur Rahim's comments

    At the end of the first day in Bloemfontein, Mushfiqur said he wished he hadn't won the toss, alluding to how poorly his bowlers had performed after he chose to bowl

  • 'I'm a human being, I'm bound to make mistakes' - Mushfiqur Rahim

    Bangladesh's captain said he hasn't thought about stepping down because he doesn't believe it's his decision to make, adding that he should be given more opportunities precisely because he made mistakes

  • Rabada on the rise

    Bangladesh's overseas struggles, South Africa's biggest Test win ever, and other stats highlights from South Africa's resounding performance in Bloemfontein

  • Mushfiqur taken to hospital after blow to head

    The Bangladesh captain was struck by a bouncer on the third morning of the Bloemfontein Test

  • Rabada's ten-for wraps up crushing win

    Kagiso Rabada completed the third 10-wicket haul of his 22-Test career, became the fifth-youngest to 100 Test wickets and went past 50 wickets for the calendar year as South Africa completed an innings and 254-run demolition of Bangladesh

A huge win for SA

1

Where the win stands, in terms of margin of victory, for South Africa in Tests. Their previous best was an inns and 229, v SL in 2001

Bloemfontein blitz

4.77

South Africa's scoring rate in their innings - tenth highest among 576 totals of 500+ in Test history and the second-highest in Tests in SA.

Amla past Graeme Smith

28

Centuries Hashim Amla has now made in Tests. He goes past Graeme Smith with only Jacques Kallis ahead of him among batsmen from SA.

When toss doesn't matter

2

Number of higher opening stands in the 1st innings after losing the toss and being put in: 301 by Gibbs-Smith v WI, and 255 by Hayden-Langer, v SL

Rare big opening stand

9

No. of 200-run opening stands in Tests in South Africa before the one between Elgar and Markram. The previous one was between Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers v ZIM in 2005.